Zodiac signs are no secret in this present age. Some people, however, do not know about these signs other than the fact that they are 12 in numbers and that each of the signs represents the 12 months, which is not entirely true anyway. Despite not being a secret, how much about zodiac signs do people really know? Here is a list of some facts about personality traits and zodiac signs, which may be strange to people who don't know much about the astrological signs.

1. Different stars, signs, and planetary bodies determine a person's personality.

Some people have always thought the zodiac signs and predictions are not true about them because they exhibit more than the character of just a zodiac sign. The truth is, a personality is not just determined by the name of the star. The time of birth, if at the tail of the end of a sign and the beginning of other, will make an individual have trait signs from both transitioning stars. The position of planetary bodies also influences a personality. The most prevalent sign, however, is the sun sign.

2. Zodiac signs aren't the same as month dates.

Typically, the timeline of zodiacs run like this:
Aquarius (January 19 - February 18)
Pisces (February 18 -March 20)
Aries (March 20 - April 19)
Taurus (April 19 - May 20)
Gemini (May 20 - June 20)
Cancer (June 20 - July 22)
Leo (July 22 - August 22)
Virgo (August 22 - September 22)
Libra (September 22 - October 23)
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
Sagittarius (November 21 - December 22)
Capricorn (December 21 - January 19)

3. The rising sun determines first-time zodiac traits.

Knowing that there is a strong relationship between personality traits and zodiac signs isn't enough. The rising sun, not the sun sign, is what determines most people's traits. The rising sun is the rising or waking astrological sign occurring as each person is born; hence, it is called the ascendant or rising sun. The rising sun is the first impression people catch about a personality or those who have only had brief encounters with a personality.

4. The rising Sun and the Zodiac sign determines the larger traits of an individual.

As mentioned, the rising sun is a strong part of an individual's personality that people perceive on the first encounter. However, the Sun or zodiac sign is what people come to know about a personality when they are close and feel comfortable around each other. Many have thought the first-time impression is a facade; it is not. The first time (rising sun) traits observed from a person are as real as the zodiac sign.

5. The movement of the sun across zodiac territories have temporary influences on behavior.

Though the sun determines zodiac signs, its movement along zodiac territories also determine behavior. It can influence emotions such as happiness, reaction to things and people, and actions such as spending culture, etc.

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